When the time comes to start a family, you will be excited and worried all at once. Why? Pregnancy can be stressful to some, especially if you have had difficult pregnancies in the past. Childbirth can also be a scary thought. It's not out of the realm of possibility for your child to suffer a birth injury due to the negligence of a nurse or doctor.
Medical malpractice is a serious problem that affects millions of people every year. Even the most minor of mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or another medical professional can cause serious health problems. If you suspect you are the victim of medical malpractice, it's important to recognize the signs so you can receive compensation for your injuries.
People need to trust their doctors. It is one of the most fundamentally important parts of the doctor-patient relationship. Patients may return to the same doctor for decades because of a certain likable manner that engenders trust, and a patient may be put off of a life-saving surgeon because of a cocky attitude.
Everyone needs a doctor at some point. Most of us were brought into this world by a doctor. Many visits to a medical professional have saved lives. Unfortunately, a few encounters with doctors have also caused problems that were far worse than expected.
An Augusta couple filed a lawsuit against University Hospital on May 13. They're seeking $2 million after they say that a doctor and nurse at the hospital were negligent in diagnosing her abdominal pain and in handling her miscarried fetus.
When you hear about a patient being misdiagnosed, it's often because their radiologist incorrectly read their X-rays, or their specialist didn't order the right tests. The truth of the matter is that of all doctors, emergency room doctors are most apt to erroneously diagnose a patient.
Just the thought of wrong-site surgery probably makes you cringe. You quickly think of the dramatic examples: amputating the wrong limb, operating on the wrong eye, removing a healthy lung. These are serious, devastating issues that can leave patients with permanent disabilities.
Medication errors can be made by drug manufacturers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists or anyone else who is responsible for producing, prescribing, distributing or administering drugs. A medication error can result in an adverse patient reaction. They're virtually always a preventable event.
When you visit a doctor or hospital with a medical condition, you never want to think twice about the potential of a misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, mistakes can and will continue to happen.